The Rudranath temple within the Panch Kedar pilgrimage circuit of Uttarakhand closed for devotees on Saturday in view of the upcoming iciness all through which it stays snowbound. The monks bathed the presiding deity, Shiva, with panchamrit at brahma muhurta (auspicious hour) within the morning and introduced particular prayers, the temple’s leader priest Ved Prakash mentioned. A symbolic symbol of the deity used to be then carried in a palanquin embellished with vegetation to the Gopinath Temple in Gopeshwar the place he’ll be worshipped all through the iciness months, he mentioned
Positioned at a peak of over 10,500 toes, Rudranath is among the 5 primary pilgrimage centres within the Panch Kedar circuit. The opposite 4 are Kedarnath, Tungnath, Madhyamaheshwar and Kalpeshwar.